Our Energy-Boosting
(Not Energy-Draining) Agenda

Whether you're a corporate purpose pro, social good advocate, employee engagement guru, community investment strategist or consumer engagement marketeer — the agenda is packed with sessions to help you elev8 your view of corporate purpose, and then give you the tools and insights you need to drive real action and impact.

*We’re continually adding new sessions and speakers, so keep checking back for more details.

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All sessions listed in E.S.T.

Tuesday, March 2

AVAILABLE TO GENERAL PUBLIC WITH THE ONE-DAY GENERAL PASS

12:00-12:10

Conference Kickoff

Sona Khosla, VP, Marketing

12:10-12:40

The BIG Trends in Corporate Purpose

Bryan de Lottinville, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Trust. It takes a long time to build and can easily be broken. Bryan will dive into what this means for our companies and how a not-so-secret superpower — ahem, corporate purpose — is the key to unlocking deeper, more authentic connections with our communities, customers, employees and anyone else who interacts with our brands.

12:40-1:30

Keynote

How can corporate purpose leaders stay strong and work toward their goals when faced with crisis after crisis?

Ericka Huggins

Former Black Panther Party Leader, human rights activist, poet, educator and former political prisoner, Ericka Huggins, shares her unique perspective on the importance of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change.

1:30-1:35

Break & Invigor8

Take some time to stretch, refuel and look away from your screen.

1:35-2:05

Breakout Sessions

Inside Trailblazing Companies

Hear from the game-changers, innovators and hidden heroes of great cultures, brands, and impactful corporate purpose programs. They'll share some of their big achievements and give you a peek behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of their programs.

2:05-2:55

Break & Invigor8

Take some time to stretch, refuel and look away from your screen. Or, join our crew at the Goodness Happy Hour.

2:10-2:40

Goodness Happy Hour

Now this is going to be a GOOD time! One of the truly unique things about Benevity’s culture is the incredible passion, purpose and rare talents our people bring to work every day. So this is an opportunity to get a peek into what makes our people tick.

Grab a snack, get your family to join, and discover our crew’s hidden talents while supporting some causes that are near and dear to their hearts — with a little extra something from us.

2:55-3:25

Breakout Sessions

Inside Trailblazing Companies

Hear from the game-changers, innovators and hidden heroes of great cultures, brands, and impactful corporate purpose programs. They'll share some of their big achievements and give you a peek  behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of their programs.

3:25-3:30

Break & Invigor8

Take some time to stretch, refuel and look away from your screen.

3:30-4:00

Breakout Sessions

Inside Trailblazing Companies

Hear from the game-changers, innovators and hidden heroes of great cultures, brands, and impactful corporate purpose programs. They'll share some of their big achievements and give you a peek  behind the curtain to reveal the inner workings of their programs.

Wednesday, March 3

EXCLUSIVE TO GENERAL AND ALL-ACCESS PASSHOLDERS

11:50-12:00

Mindfulness With Maggie

Maggie Hull

Breathe in, hold it … aaaand release. Take a few minutes to reset your mind and check in with yourself before you start your day.

12:00-12:05

Day 2 Kickoff

Sona Khosla, VP, Marketing

12:05-12:30

Benevity: Getting Down to Business

Kelly Schmitt, President & Chief Financial Officer

Benevity is evolving to help you meet (and exceed!) the expectations of society and catalyze more Goodness in the world. Kelly will fill you in on exciting updates on our rocket-paced growth and future investments to continue to support you in realizing your company’s full potential.

1:10-1:15

Break & Invigor8

Stretch, refuel and look away from your screen.

1:15-1:45

Breakouts

Ask Me Anything — With Industry Experts

Grab the opportunity to pick the brain of an industry expert. This is the time to ask any and all questions you have about program strategies or tactics

1:45-2:35

Break & Invigor8

Stretch, refuel and look away from your screen.

1:45-2:25

Goodness Event

Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

All (virtual) hands on deck! This wouldn’t be a Benevity event without the chance to do some good together, and even a global pandemic can’t get in the way of us making a big impact.

1:45-2:40

Product Demos

Our Techsperts are ready to answer your questions and help you learn how you can leverage Benevity’s solutions to super-charge your corporate purpose and catalyze more Goodness in the world.

2:40-3:10

Breakouts

Ask Me Anything — With Industry Experts

Grab the opportunity to pick the brain of an industry expert. This is the time to ask any and all ask questions you have  about program strategies or tactics.

3:10-3:15

Break & Invigor8

Stand up and do a deep stretch. Your body will thank you later!

3:15-5:00

Open Space Kickoff: The Unconference Part of the Conference

Each of us is a force for good, but none of us can change the world alone. So, let’s collabor8! Come see the topics selected and hosted by your peers and then choose one (or two) that resonates most with you.

3:15-4:50

Breakouts

Open Space Sessions

Break off into your discussions. You’ll have two opportunities to join a live conversation. If it’s hard to choose just two, don’t worry, all conversations will be posted in the B-Hive so you can catch others later.

1:00-5:00

Product Demos

Our Techsperts are ready to answer your questions and help you learn how you can leverage Benevity’s solutions to super-charge your corporate purpose and catalyze more Goodness in the world.

Thursday, March 4

EXCLUSIVE TO GENERAL AND ALL-ACCESS PASS HOLDERS

12:00-12:05

Day 3 Kickoff

Sona Khosla, VP, Marketing

12:05-12:25

Day 3 Industry Speaker

12:25-12:45

What’s Now & What’s Next: Benevity Product Showcase

Steven Woods, Chief Technology Officer

The world is changing and so are our solutions. Get a peek into our key areas of investment and how many of them will (or are already!) making an impact for you, your communities, your people and the world. Then, we’ll do some big-picture thinking on what’s possible when we use technology to scale purpose.

12:45-2:25

Product
Breakouts

Join our product experts to learn more about our latest enhancements and dive into our 12-month roadmap. And if you have any burning questions, we’re more than happy to discuss all things products and possibilities!

12:45-1:15

Employee Engagement Roadmap

What's Now & What's Next in Spark 

Christine Gillies, Director, Marketing & Kevin McLean, Group Product Manager, Employee Engagement

The last year has shifted the way we work and do good — daring us to ide8 on what's next for company culture and purpose. How can we continue to engage our people and empower them to be the change? How can we streamline our processes to free up more time to focus on strategy?

Our roadmap will get you there! See how you can drive more impact in your program through our latest Spark enhancements including volunteer automated time tracking, program benchmarking, and the Benevity app.

12:45- 1:15

Community
Investment
Roadmap

What's Now & What's Next in Benevity Grants

Tara Scott, Senior Product Marketing Manager & Jessica Ireland, Client Success Manager

Get a view into all of the recent investments we’ve made in Benevity Grants to help you get more efficient and crea8 greater impact with your community investments. Plus, get a peek into our vision for storytelling through an all-new reporting experience.

1:15-1:20

Break

This is a great time to refill your water!

1:20-1:50

Volunteering and Missions

Employee Engagement | Small Actions, Big Impact with Volunteering and Missions

Steph Thompson, Product Marketing Manager & Susan Keith Bleekman, Director, Goodness Solutions

Acts of Goodness are emerging as an inclusive, impactful way to get more people doing good. In fact, according to our engagement data, 32% of first-time participants went on to give or volunteer after completing Missions.

See how Missions is helping companies empower their people to take action on pressing social issues, including sustainability, racial justice and equity, and diversity, inclusion and belonging through easy-to-complete activities.

1:20- 1:50

Community
Investment
Roadmap

What's New & What's Next in Versaic

Jennifer Fines, Manager, Client Success Management & Chris Foster, Director of Product, Community Investment

Dig into all the new enhancements to the Versaic by Benevity platform that will help you harness the power of our entire ecosystem, including our best-in-class vetting and global funds distribution. Plus, see our vision for the next year.

1:50-1:55

Break

Grab a snack!

1:55-2:25

Employee Engagement

Turn Moments into Movements with Peer Matching

Renee Matsalla, Senior Product Manager & Laura Christensen, Client Success Manager

Your people are the power behind Peer Matching — but you have the ability to activ8 them when the world needs it most!

Find out this new feature in Spark is already helping hundreds of companies:

• Empower their people to create small movements of their own.

• Show that their company’s leaders care about what employees care about.

• Bolster existing giving campaigns or initiatives to drive more excitement and interest.

2:25-2:55

Introduction
to API

From Love to Loyalty: Creating Deeper Customer Relationships through Purpose

With more purpose-driven buyers than ever before, many companies are broadening their programs to embed Goodness into their products and customer experiences. How do you engage customers and harness their power to drive change, together? How do you engage your product & marketing teams to make it happen? Find out here.

2:55-3:55

Break & Invigor8

Take some time to stretch, refuel and look away from your screen.

3:10-3:40

30-min Express Workout

You know that good feeling you get when you donate or volunteer? Those are the very same endorphins released when you get your heart pumping!

So join us for a 30-minute express workout. All you need is a mat, water and dress to break a sweat!

4:00-4:35

Keynote

Getting Uncomfortable With Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Do you ever teeter on the edge of choosing to speak up or stay silent? To take action or uphold the status quo? As individuals and companies, we often grapple with this challenge — especially when our decisions have very real consequences, both positive and negative.  

Luvvie Ajayi, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, digital strategist and professional troublemaker, shares how getting uncomfortable can unlock your personal purpose and lead to a better, more just world.

4:35-4:50

All Good Things Must Come to an End (or Do They?)

Bryan de Lottinville

As we close the official conference, join us to reflect on the last few days together and how we can use everything we’ve learned to keep the Goodness going.

2:00-4:30

Product Demos

Our Techsperts are ready to answer your questions and help you learn how you can leverage Benevity’s solutions to super-charge your corporate purpose and catalyze more Goodness in the world.

Friday, March 5

EXCLUSIVE TO ALL-ACCESS PASS HOLDERS

12:00-2:30

Hands-On Workshops

All of our workshops have one thing in common — you'll be in a small group setting for optimal learning, get direct access to Benevity subject matter experts and walk away with something tangible you can take action on right away!

Each All-Access Pass includes one of the sessions below. Grab your pass before they sell out!

“We had a small, interactive group. It felt very dynamic and collaborative – I learned a lot from not only Sam (facilitator) but from the other participants.”  - GM2020 workshop attendee

12:00-2:30

Spark Workshop: Illumin8 Your Impact With Benevity Reporting

Alex Joyce

You have access to more data than you might think! And you can use it to create a compelling story, connect trends and drive even better results.

Dive into Benevity Reporting to illumin8 the practical and creative ways you can use data (and the pre-built reports you already have access to!) to optimize your program.

12:00-2:30

Global Goodness: Engaging Your People Around the World

Chris Venter

12:00-2:30

Proving the ROI of Your Community Investment Program

Kerry  Lawrence & Prisca Laprise


Perfect if you’re looking to create a community investment strategy or enhance your existing one to help you scale and create more impact!
As a grants administrator, you have a number of stakeholders  who want to know about your program, whether they’re your executives, employees, customers or investors — and they all care about different things.
 In this workshop, you’ll get the tools and  guidance you need to deliver impact stories that resonate with all of your stakeholders.


12:00-2:30

Content Reigns: Inspiring Action and Engagement in Your Initiatives

Andrew Wedderburn

The cliché is true — content is king! In this lab, our own content kings will help you learn the secrets to creating compelling content that increases awareness, builds connection and, most importantly, inspires action!
 Together, we’ll explore:


• The anatomy of content that changes behavior


• How to create compelling giving and volunteer opportunities and Missions
activities


• Selecting images that tell the right story


• How to use stats and stories that inspire people to get involved